Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher under fire for AB 5 amid husband’s alleged sexual-assault scandal

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, head of the California Labor Federation, was under fire after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit brought against AB 5, a bill she fiercely advocated for.

This comes amid controversy surrounding her husband, Nathan Fletcher, who is currently facing a sexual assault lawsuit.

AB 5 ensured most gig economy workers, like Postmates and Uber drivers, would be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.

In a statement the court said:

“The desire to harm a politically unpopular group cannot constitute a legitimate governmental interest. Plaintiffs plausibly allege that the primary impetus or the enactment of AB 5 was the disfavor with which the architect of the legislation viewed Uber, Postmates, and similar gig-based models.”

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